Prediction: Huffington's 'interesting' news desk won't last long
Capital New York
Tom McGeveran sees Arianna Huffington creating a "vital and interesting" news desk that in the short term garners AOL praise as a remarkably ambitious and high-quality news operation. And then...
Within a year, several of the most high-profile editorial hires will leak out to a variety of other news organizations, some old and some new. Before long you will be wondering what happened to all those names. And finally, the fast-and-cheap view of "journalism" will return to AOL-Huffpo, amid reports of mild success after a rocky start, all judged on pageviews and profit margins; the "quality" and "journalism" buzzwords will be forgotten parts of the corporate lexicon.